March 17, 2012 10:00 EDT

Asian Arts

 
 
Lot 439 - Massive and Highly Important Chinese gilt bronze and cloisonne covered jar

439

Massive and Highly Important Chinese gilt bronze and cloisonne covered jar
ming dynasty

Heavy cast two part covered jar, the twist enameled finial over domed cover enameled to show dragon among flaming pearls with wide edge, over conforming wide tapering base, heavily gilded interior, also showing red ground dragons on light blue ground, fully gilded flat base.

H: 21 1/2 D: 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property of a Virginia Gentleman
Acquired by China-trade Great Great Grandfather before 1900

For a near identical blue and white porcelain jar dated to the Jiajing period, demonstrating a similar lappet band and 'loose' dragon and overall form, see; Sotheby's April 08, 2009 lot 1672

Sold for $1,538,500
Estimated at $10,000 - $15,000


 

Heavy cast two part covered jar, the twist enameled finial over domed cover enameled to show dragon among flaming pearls with wide edge, over conforming wide tapering base, heavily gilded interior, also showing red ground dragons on light blue ground, fully gilded flat base.

H: 21 1/2 D: 16 1/2 in.

Provenance: Property of a Virginia Gentleman
Acquired by China-trade Great Great Grandfather before 1900

For a near identical blue and white porcelain jar dated to the Jiajing period, demonstrating a similar lappet band and 'loose' dragon and overall form, see; Sotheby's April 08, 2009 lot 1672

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